Founded and led for 25 years a NM technology company
Met payroll for dozens of employees as the CEO
Served my community as a NM State Representative
Served my country and represented America abroad as a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State
Co-founded PAPA, a performing arts charter school
Founded and led New Mexico Open Primaries, a non-profit focused on increasing voter engagement
Became expert on election code and election reform measures
Developed solid knowledge of cyber security and IT systems
Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Government
Earned Master’s of Science degree in Healthcare Management
Spent a year working on cyber security and telehealth start-ups
Issues I Will Address:
Place the right number of voting machines at the right locations to reduce wait times and increase the vote
Use voting centers and mobile vans to make it easier and more pleasant to vote throughout Sandoval County
Work closely with the NM State County Clerk’s Association to support common sense election reform measures
Provide state-wide leadership on critical election security measures
Place on-line as much of the real estate and record keeping elements of the Clerk’s Office as is legal
Implement a passport services office so that residents can apply for passports through the Clerk’s office
Specific Skills and Experience Applicable to County Clerk:
The Consular section of an Embassy or Consulate keeps all records of foreign births of Americans and makes a determination of U.S. citizenship eligibility. I worked in and/or led Consular sections at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany, the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia (West Africa) and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.
I issued visas to foreign nationals who wanted to visit or live in the U.S. making complex decisions about who was qualified.
Vetted many applicants for possible terrorist and criminal connections working closely with many U.S. Federal agencies.
Helped Americans in foreign prisons and hospitals as well as worked with local police to assist Americans in trouble.
Issued emergency passports to Americans.
Performed much of the record keeping and document evaluation and organization that our County Clerk’s office does.
Led the Federal Voting Assistance Program for two years in Frankfurt, Germany where I helped register our military and Americans living abroad to increase voter turnout.
Worked as Deputy Director of Fraud Section in Frankfurt trained to detect falsified documents.
Trained and certified to be a Voter Registration Agent currently.